Despite only have 11 players available, Wyrley produced a tremendous performance in their first run out of the season.
Their passing in the first half was a joy to behold and the more experienced Port Vale team could not live with them.
Goals came at regular intervals with Emily Quimby cracking home two 25 yarders including one that almost needed goal line technology! Laura Cumberledge scored two well taken efforts and worked hard all game. Sophie Shorrock claimed two goals but missed an easier open goal after beating two defenders and the keeper. Shorrock combined well all game with Jemma Clews and with their pace, clever movement and dribbling skills you would have thought they had played together for many seasons not the first time in 4 years!
Clews had some early bad luck and seemed to hit the keeper or an outstretched leg with numerous efforts before finally hitting home low from the edge of the box. The sixth goal was the goal of the game when at least 10 successive two touch passes led to Clews hitting home. Clews hit another into the top corner to complete the scoring.
Special mention to Rachel Hall who played at centre half through a lack of defenders but showed great confidence, strength and considerable pace and you’d have thought she had played there forever! Alongside her was Cath Davis who was excellent in everything she did, winning every header and confidently moving out of defence. Saff Hicken played right full back and she always looked to be an outlet from Nia Jay in goal, distributing very well. Nia had two collapsing saves to make all game and dealt with them comfortably.
Leah Fanning mopped up everything down the left and moved forward at every opportunity to support Hayley Turner, who was a constant threat with her pace and running with the ball. Beth Crook again provided the glue in midfield doing everything simply but very well.

A great performance girls! Well done!

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